|Entrance to Castle Mound Campground|
|Pink Lady Slipper|
Castle Mound was the only campground which offered electrical hookups. We choose site 20 which had a pull thru and positioned the RV between the fire pit and the road giving us a more remote feeling. Although the campground of 30 plus sites was barely a quarter filled, so privacy wasn't an issue. Being the weekend after Memorial Day and the annual Ho-Chunk Pow Wow it was very peaceful. Plus it was relatively close to town.
|Formations of Overlook Trail|
We also hiked around our campground on the Castle Mound overlook with these wonderful "castellated bluffs" rock formations. This area of the state is just on the edge of the driftless area like Perrot.
|View on Overlook Trail|
It was a bit cool this weekend so we had to forgo any water sports to Lake Wazee and the Black River was nearing flood stage after so much recent rain. We also explored the small town of Black River Falls (more in next article).
There was a lot of wild blue lupine in bloom which is a favorite of the rare Karner Blue Butterfly. We didn't see any of them but we did spy the Karner Blue Garden Club's secret hideout.
Special Thanks to Certified Auto of Black River Falls who repaired the Big Green Monster Truck's power steering hose in a very timely and affordable manner.